Christian Keuschnigg joined the University of St. Gallen in 2001 as a professor of economics, especially public economics.
Since June 1, 2012, Christian Keuschnigg is director of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Vienna. He remains a professor of economics at the University of St. Gallen and a director of FGN-HSG. Employment at the University of St. Gallen is reduced to 50%. IAS specializes in theoretical and empirical research in economics and other social sciences and is Austria's premier postgraduate research and training institute since its founding in 1963.